Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples: A Holistic Approach
A survey of Canadian municipalities conducted by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) in 2017 identified a need for additional information to help municipalities learn about and respect the rights of the Indigenous population, both collectively (peoples) and individually (people), including those who live in municipalities. This publication is in part a practical tool and resource to respond to this need. It includes a brief overview of Canadian-Indigenous relations and the call for
reconciliation in this context. It provides definitions of common terms, and identifies additional reading and resources. It is also partly inspirational. Municipalities
have generously shared their stories, practical advice and promising practices in order to encourage others to take action. A holistic approach to Indigenous municipal
relations is presented to support cross-cultural understanding.